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Old 07-11-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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Question How to access ISO and other CD-image files?


Sorry for the "Newbie" language im just not good with this stuff...

Ok So I just downloaded a computer game which I have never done before even when I had windows and my Ubuntu ( Linux ) used "Transmission" to download it. It downloaded to my desktop and now I have a folder with two files in it on my desktop that when I open say "Write to Disk" and gives me the different options. But I read in the comments on the game I downloaded that I can access ISO and other CD-image files using a program called Daemon Tools which is a windows program used as a virtual CD-Rom Drive. How can I do something like this with Linux?

If anyone can help me out I would greatly appreciate it!

EDIT:
Ok sorry for being vague. I downloaded a game called heroes 3 on line. It downloaded to my desktop and is now a folder called Heroes 3. I can open the folder and see two files.. One called H3_disk2.iso and one called Heroes3.iso All I want to do is open it and play it but when i open either file a window pops up saying write to disk ( giving me options for speed,etc.)

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Old 07-11-2010, 11:32 PM   #2
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mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop1 /path/to/file.iso /mnt_point
where "/mnt_point" is where you want to mount the iso, then you can read the contents in that directory. I have a permanent directory I created for this, it's "/mnt/loop".
 
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:34 PM   #3
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mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop1 /path/to/file.iso /mnt_point
where "/mnt_point" is where you want to mount the iso, then you can read the contents in that directory. I have a permanent directory I created for this, it's "/mnt/loop".
Where and how do I "mount" that? im clueless about most of this stuff im sorry
 
Old 07-12-2010, 12:02 AM   #4
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Where and how do I "mount" that? im clueless about most of this stuff im sorry
Hello JCole123,

To mount a .iso image
Code:
# mount -o loop /path/to/iso/image /path/to/mount

To mount a cdrom
Code:
# mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /path/to/mount
Please go through man pages for additional information on mount command
Code:
man mount
 
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:19 AM   #5
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Hello JCole123,

To mount a .iso image
Code:
# mount -o loop /path/to/iso/image /path/to/mount

To mount a cdrom
Code:
# mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /path/to/mount
Please go through man pages for additional information on mount command
Code:
man mount
im sorry to be difficult but I'm a 17 year old kid who probably shouldnt of got caught up in this Linux stuff. I don't even know what I'm suppose to do with that stuff up there^ where do i paste it? how do I get there? blah im sorry
 
Old 07-12-2010, 03:37 AM   #6
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If you don't have an entry in /etc/fstab for it, then you need to be root.

If you don't have a mount point for it, then you need to create one.

# ls /mnt/
# mkdir /mnt/loop

If you don't have an image, then you need to create one.

$ dd if=/dev/cdrom of=image.iso

Once that's taken care of, you can mount it as follows as root.

# mount -o loop -t iso9660 image.iso /mnt/loop

And check for success

$ df
$ ls -l /mnt/loop/

and whatever else you were wanting to do.

HTH
 
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:57 AM   #7
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Okay JCole123, do this. Go to your menu and find "terminal". I'm not an Ubuntu user so I can't tell you where it is in the menu but you'll find it. Click on it and a command line interface -- CLI -- window will appear. Just type in the above mentioned command "mount" with the other parameters (or "arguments"). To study the "mount" command type "man mount", which means "open the manual for the mount command".
The "-t" option tells mount to use whatever file system, in this case iso9660. The "-o ro,loop=/dev/loop1" option tells mount to mount the iso read-only and on the loop device "/dev/loop1". (Everything is a file in Linux, even a device.) It's a good idea to use "/dev/loop1" here just in case something else is using "/dev/loop0". Anyway, the command line can be fun. Don't give up.
 
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:31 AM   #8
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Ok thanks guys, im not there yet but I know how to use terminal better somewhat so its a step. However I don't know how to actually do stuff with the stuff that pops up in terminal. and how can I tell the computer that I want to do the stuff to the games folder? Not just random stuff to the whole computer?

haha please dont give up on me
 
Old 07-12-2010, 12:26 PM   #9
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I don't know how to actually do stuff with the stuff that pops up in terminal
It would be a lot better if you gave specific examples of what you are doing/entering in a terminal and the output you are getting and what you do not understand. You should then get specific responses for specific situations and learn from it.

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how can I tell the computer that I want to do the stuff to the games folder?
Stuff is a pretty vague term? What do you want to do to/in the games folder? It might be helpful if you posted information on exactly what the software is, the game software you referred to in your first post and the two folders/files you have, names? Do the files you refer to have an iso extension?
 
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:30 PM   #10
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Ok sorry for being vague. I downloaded a game called heroes 3 on line. It downloaded to my desktop and is now a folder called Heroes 3. I can open the folder and see two files.. One called H3_disk2.iso and one called Heroes3.iso All I want to do is open it and play it but when i open either file a window pops up saying write to disk ( giving me options for speed,etc.)

Would it be easiest if I just went out and bought some blank disks?
 
Old 07-12-2010, 01:00 PM   #11
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Ok noone responded so I'm going to go buy some blank CD's and then hopefully itll be easier to use. If I come back and someone has posted that it wont be any easier ill just find another use for them. thanks!
 
Old 07-12-2010, 01:26 PM   #12
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Would it be easiest if I just went out and bought some blank disks?
It would be "easiest" if you just went out and bought the game.

Things downloaded from "torrents" can be riddled with trojans and spyware. You have been warned.

But "Heroes 3" looks like commercial software to me (please correct me if I am wrong here).

You should remind yourself of the LQ Rules which prohibit us from assisting you with "cracking, piracy, warez, ..."
 
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:48 PM   #13
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He might have gotten it from a legitimate source. you never know.

a .ISO file is an image of a CD. it's a complete copy of all the data on the CD, in a single file. when you mount a ISO file, you make the computer think that you inserted the disk with the files on. see the posts above on how to mount a .ISO file
 
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:48 PM   #14
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you never know.
I don't.

That's why I asked.
 
Old 07-12-2010, 05:40 PM   #15
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Hi guys so I went out and bought a 3 pack of CD-Rw with 700 mb on them. Now I don't need to trick the computer into thinking i inserted the disk if I actually can just put the files on the disk right? Except there are two files.. How should I go about doing this?

Edit: damn it. the folder is 60.1 GB.. the cds only hold 700 mb.

Is there any way someone can easily explain what to do with my folder with two files.. when I right click it says open with Archive mounter if that helps?

I apologize again for my lack of knowledge in this area of computers

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